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An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings. Sculpture, illustrations, and objects from the applied arts may also be shown. The term is used both for both public galleries, which are museums for the display of a permanent collection of art, and private galleries, which are commercial enterprises for the sale of art. However both types of gallery may host temporary exhibitions including art borrowed from elsewhere. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (May, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB)Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (May, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x3072, 3545 KB) Summary Aile Richelieu du Louvre 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Louvre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x3072, 3545 KB) Summary Aile Richelieu du Louvre 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Louvre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest, oldest, most important and famous art gallery and museum in the world. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 126 KB)The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 126 KB)The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. ... The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) is an art gallery, open to the public, and located in The Domain in Sydney, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Art exhibitions are traditionally the space in which art objects (in the most general sense) meet an audience, a temporary presentation of art. ... Many times, the term art is used to refer to the visual arts. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... why hello hello Sculptor redirects here. ... Drawing is one way of making an image: it is the process of making marks on a surface by applying pressure from or moving a tool on the surface. ... € ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... A fruit stand at a market. ...


Although the art collections of monarchs and aristocrats were often available for public viewing for part of the time, at least by the middle and upper classes, the art museum is considered a fairly modern invention, the first publicly owned and easily accessible one being the Louvre in Paris, which was established in 1793, soon after the French Revolution when the royal collections became state property. Here we see the beginnings of removing art collections from the private domain of aristocracy and the wealthy into the public sphere, where they were seen as sites for educating the masses in taste and cultural refinement. Early museums in America were often a part of or affiliated with Lyceums, Atheneaums, or Libraries with a broader cultural mission, and were not necessarily devoted exclusively to art. Many museums are associated with universities or colleges. The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest, oldest, most important and famous art gallery and museum in the world. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The French Revolution (1789–1799/1804) was a vital period in the history of French, European and Western civilization. ... A lyceum can be an educational institution (often a school of secondary education in Europe), or a public hall used for cultural events like concerts. ... Athenaeum, also Athenæum or Atheneum, is used in the names of institutions or periodicals for literary, scientific, or artistic study. ... Alternative meanings: Library (computer science), Library (biology) Modern-style library In its traditional sense, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ...


The word gallery derives from the Latin and Italian word for a type of large room. Generally, the term art gallery is used to mean buildings or locations dedicated to displaying and/or selling art, though the large rooms in museums where art is displayed for the public are often referred to as galleries as well, with a room dedicated to Ancient Egyptian art often being called the Egyptian Gallery, for example. Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ...


The term contemporary art gallery refers to a usually a privately-owned for-profit commercial gallery. These galleries are often found clustered together in urban centers such as the Chelsea district of New York, widely considered to be the center of the contemporary art world. Most large urban areas have several private art galleries, and most towns will be home to at least one. However, they may also be found in small communities, and remote areas where artists congregate, i.e. the Taos art colony and St Ives, Cornwall. Contemporary art galleries are usually open to the general public without charge, however some are semi-private. They usually profit by taking a cut of the art's sales; from 25 to 50% is usual. There are also many not-for-profit and art-collective galleries. Some galleries in cities like Tokyo charge the artists a flat rate per day, though this is considered distasteful in some international art markets. Galleries often hang solo shows. Curators often create group shows that say something about a certain theme, trend in art, or group of associated artists. Galleries often choose to represent artists exclusively, giving them the opportunity to show regularly at gallery like Ashok Art Gallery. One idiosyncrasy of contemporary art galleries is their aversion to signing business contracts, although this seems to be changing. Contemporary art is often shown and sold in galleries. ... Chelsea can refer to: Locations in the United Kingdom Chelsea, London, a neighbourhood in London Chelsea porcelain factory, a now defunct, but still famous, porcelain factory Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea, a former borough in London, now part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Chelsea Bridge, a bridge in... The term contemporary art refers to either the visual arts being practiced in the present day or, more broadly, art made from the late 1960s into the 21st century. ... The Taos Art Colony is an art colony which began in 1898 with the visit of Bert G. Phillips and Ernest L. Blumenschein to Taos, New Mexico. ... St Ives harbour and the local rescue lifeboat. ... A curator of a cultural heritage institution (e. ...


Although primarily concerned with providing a space to show works of visual art, art galleries are sometimes used to host other artistic activities, such as music concerts or poetry readings. Conversely, some works of visual art are not shown in a gallery. In particular, works on paper, such as drawings and old master prints are considered by curators as unable to be permanently displayed for conservation reasons. Instead any collection is held in a print room in the museum. Murals generally remain where they have been painted, although many have been removed to galleries. Various forms of 20th century art, such as land art and performance art, also usually exist outside a gallery. Photographic records of these kinds of art are often shown in galleries, however. Most large museum art galleries own more works than they have room to display. The rest are held in reserve collections, on or off-site. Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong (Song Dynasty) Poetry (from the Greek , poiesis, making or creating) is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ... Drawing is the act of defining (or delineating) the outlines of a figure against a background, using any of a wide variety of tools and techniques. ... The term Old Master Print is used to describe works of art produced by a printing process within the Western tradition (European or New World). ... The Print Room is an office in the Royal Collection Department of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Land art or earth art is a form of art which came to prominence in the late 1960s and 1970s primarily concerned with the natural environment. ... Performance art is art where the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, constitute the work. ... It has been suggested that Archival digital print be merged into this article or section. ...


Similar to an art gallery is the sculpture garden (or sculpture park), which presents sculpture in an outdoor space. Sculpture installation has grown in popularity, whereby temporary sculptures are installed in open spaces during events like festivals. The Esplanade Ernest-Cormier, a sculpture garden in Montreal, with Melvin Charneys work Colonnes allégoriques. ...

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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.

The architectural form of the art gallery was established by Sir John Soane with his design for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1817. This established the gallery as a series of interconnected rooms with largely uninterrupted wall spaces for hanging pictures and indirect lighting from skylights or roof lanterns. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x608, 157 KB)Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x608, 157 KB)Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. ... The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, along the Nervión River in downtown Bilbao The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum designed by architect Frank Gehry and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Sir John Soane (10 September 1753 - 20 January 1837) was a British architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical tradition. ... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, London. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A window is an opening in an otherwise solid and opaque surface through which light and, sometimes, air can pass. ...


The late 19th century saw a boom in the building of public art galleries in Europe an America, being an essential cultural feature of larger cities. More art galleries rose up alongside museums and public libraries as part of the municipal drive for literacy and public education. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the late 20th century the dry old fashioned view of art galleries has increasingly been replaced with architecturally bold modern art galleries, often seen as international destination for tourists in their own right. The first example of the architectural landmark art gallery would be the Guggenheim Museum in New York City by Frank Lloyd Wright. More recent outstanding examples include Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Mario Botta redesign of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Some critics argue that these galleries are self defeating, in that their dramatic interior spaces distract the eye from the paintings they are supposed to exhibit. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The front of the Guggenheim Museum from 5th Avenue This article refers to the Guggenheim Museum in the upper east side of Manhattan (New York). ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959), Master of the Organic Architecture, was one of the most prominent and influential architects of the first half of the 20th century. ... Frank Owen Gehry, (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg in Toronto, Ontario on February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, along the Nervión River in downtown Bilbao The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum designed by architect Frank Gehry and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. ... Mario Botta (born April 1, 1943) is a famous modern architect born in Mendrisio, Ticino canton, Switzerland. ... The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (or SFMOMA) is a major modern art museum and San Francisco landmark. ...


Notable art museums and galleries

Paintings inside the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
Paintings inside the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery at night.
Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery at night.

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Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov (1883) The State Tretyakov Gallery is the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ... The Rijksmuseum Rembrandt van Rijn: The Night Watch 1642 Johannes Vermeer: Milkmaid 1658-1660 Frans Hals: Portrait of a Young Couple The Rijksmuseum (IPA: ; Dutch for National Museum) is a national museum of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam on the Museumplein. ... The Van Gogh Museum is a museum in Amsterdam featuring the works of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... High Museum, Atlanta. ... 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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in Boston, Massachusetts with a collection of over 2,500 works of European, Asian and American art, including paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... The Harvard University Art Museums are the Fogg Art Museum, which specializes in Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, which specializes in art of Central and Northern Europe, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, which specializes in ancient, Islamic and Asian art. ... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... The main entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum, facing Trumpington Sreet. ... 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Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... The front entrance of the DIA on Woodward Avenue with Rodins sculpture The Thinker. ... The art museum and library of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, designed by world-renowned architect Eliel Saarinen. ... UM also has campuses in Dearborn and Flint. ... Dresden (Sorbian: Drježdźany; etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest) is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. ... Aerial view of the the Museum at Zwinger Palace The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) is an art gallery locate in the Zwinger Palace and Semper Building in Dresden, Germany. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Hugh Lane : Dublin City Gallery is an art gallery funded by Dublin City Council and located in Charlemont House in Dublin city in Ireland. ... The Irish Museum of Modern Art, also known as the IMMA, opened in May 1991 and is Irelands leading national institution exhibiting and collecting modern and contemporary art. ... The National Gallery of Ireland houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... The National Gallery of Scotland, viewed from the north The National Gallery of Scotland viewed from the south in front of the Royal Scottish Academy and Princes Street The National Gallery of Scotland is the national art gallery of Scotland, in Edinburgh. ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. ... Michelangelos David in the Tribuna that was built especially to house it. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... GoMAs façade on Queen Street Statue of the Duke of Wellington with traffic cone The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the City of Glasgows main gallery of contemporary art. ... Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgows premier museum and art gallery and has one of Europes great civic art collections. ... The buildings that house the Burrell Collection The Burrell Collection is an art collection in the city of Glasgow, in Scotland. ... When used by itself in a sentence, the term Hartford can refer to one of several places in the United States. ... The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States and largest in the state of Connecticut. ... 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The Museo del Prado is a famous museum and art gallery located in Madrid, Spain. ... The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the official name Spains national museum of 20th century art (informally shortened to the Museo Reina Sofía or Queen Sofia Museum). ... The Museo Thyssen Bornemisza is an art gallery in Madrid. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... National Gallery of Victoria The National Gallery of Victoria is an art gallery and museum in Melbourne, Australia. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... 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The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, research center, and its Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The front of the Guggenheim Museum from 5th Avenue This article refers to the Guggenheim Museum in the upper east side of Manhattan (New York). ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... View across garden, in new MoMA building by Yoshio Taniguchi. ... 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List of notable contemporary galleries

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Online galleries

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Sponsored by museums and libraries

Most art Museums and Galleries have only limited online collections, but a few Museums have developed substantial online catalogues. Museums and libraries with substantial online collections of prints, photographs, and other works on paper include:

Museums with substantial online collections with more focus on paintings and sculpture include: The Great Hall interior. ... The Peabody Essex Museum was founded in 1801 as the East India Marine Society by a group of Salem, Mass. ...

Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Doù venons-nous? Que faisons-nous? Où allons-nous?) (1897). ... The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest, oldest, most important and famous art gallery and museum in the world. ... The East Building of the National Gallery of Art The National Gallery of Art is an art museum managed by the government of the United States but privately owned, although it functions as a public institution. ... The Harvard University Art Museums are the Fogg Art Museum, which specializes in Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, which specializes in art of Central and Northern Europe, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, which specializes in ancient, Islamic and Asian art. ... The Five College Museums/Historic Deerfield is a consortium of Museums in Western Massachusetts and includes art museums which are part of the Five Colleges as well as Historic Deerfield. ... The Arkansas Arts Center is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ...

Independent online galleries and commercial galleries selling works by contemporary artists

There are also a number of online art catalogues and galleries that have been developed independently of the support of any individual Museum. Many of these are attempts to develop galleries of artwork that are encyclopedic or historical in focus, while others are commercial efforts to sell the work of contemporary artists.


In addition, numerous commercial galleries have online sites displaying works by artists whom they carry, and the large auction houses, such as Sotheby's and Christie's have large online databases of art which they have auctioned or are auctioning, and the site Artprice.com(pay for full access) with a database of over 21 million auction transactions, collects images and descriptions of artwork which have been auctioned or sold which are coming up for auction or sale through either the large houses or many of the smaller auction houses, and so has one of the more largest online databases of art. PR shot of Sothebys New York, from auditions for The Apprentice 2  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... Christies Auction Room in London circa 1808. ...


Large databases of historical collections

Among the sites with significant focus on a broad collection of prominent and established artwork are the following:

  • The Mona Lisa Database of French Museums - Joconde (from the French Ministry of Culture) in French [9]
  • CGFA Large collection of images of paintings (ordered by artist's name, nationality or time frame)
  • Web Gallery of Art 12th to 18th century European paintings and sculptures.
  • Bodkin Prints Links specifically to online images of prints (engravings, etchings, woodcuts etc). Mostly on museum sites. Links to well over 10,000 prints,mostly pre-1830.
  • Olga's online art gallery Commercial, but online collection of approximately 10,000 paintings focusing on medieval through modern European art. Includes biographical information about the artists.
  • Artilysis- Online Gallery For Offbeat & Experimental Artworks A Huge collection of 10,000+ Original artworks from all over the world.

Folksonomy

There are also online galleries that have been developed by a collaboration of museums and galleries that are more interested with the categorization of art. They are interested in the potential use of folksonomy within museums and the requirements for post-processing of terms that have been gathered, both to test their utility and to deploy them in useful ways. A folksonomy is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. ...


The steve.museum is one example of a site that is experimenting with this collaborative philosophy. The participating institutions include the Guggenheim Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Guggenheim Museum refers to any of several museums worldwide created and run by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. ... The Cleveland Museum of Art, South View from Wade Lagoon Located in Clevelands University Circle, the Cleveland Museum of Art has a permanent collectionof more than 40,000 objects in 70 galleries. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (or SFMOMA) is a major modern art museum and San Francisco landmark. ...


Vanity galleries

A vanity gallery is an art gallery that charges fees from artists in order to show their work, much like a vanity press does for authors. The shows are not legitimately curated and will include as many artists as possible. Most art professionals are able to identify them on an artist's resume. See: A vanity gallery is an art gallery that charges artists fees in order to exhibit their work. ... A vanity press or vanity publisher is a book printer which, while claiming to be a publisher, charges writers a fee in return for publishing their books or otherwise makes most of its money from the author rather than from the public. ...

See also


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Art gallery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1838 words)
An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings, illustrations, and sculpture.
The art museum is considered a fairly modern invention, the first being the Louvre in Paris, which was established in 1793, soon after the French Revolution when the royal treasures were declared for the people.
Generally, the term art gallery is used to mean buildings or locations dedicated to displaying and/or selling art, though the large rooms in museums where art is displayed for the public are often referred to as galleries as well, with a room dedicated to Ancient Egyptian art often being called the Egyptian Gallery, for example.
3D Artists - Art Gallery (308 words)
Since April 2001, a jury of 20 international artists judge every images submitted to the gallery, resulting in a fair judgement regarding the inclusion of new submissions in the gallery.
Posters of some of the images displayed in the Art Gallery can be purchased.
Please, consider that all the artworks displayed in the Art Gallery are copyrighted by their authors.
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